study does not replace all of the
advantages of on-site school,
including the convenience of having
pets provided to groom.
Unfortunately not everyone can
attend an on-site pet grooming
schools. Reasons may be economic
hardship, or the inability to travel
due to inflexible family
commitments. Some career seekers are
unsure if grooming is right for
them. Starting out with home study
can help them to discover their
appropriateness as groomers.
1997 we've read thousands of career
seeker messages on the GroomerTALK℠
Message Board. Many think they must
shelve their career goals because
they cannot attend on-site schools.
In the last decade we have expanded
our message to them. Start with home
study. Don't stymie career dreams.
educational formats such as DVDs and
streaming media are expanding the
meaning of "home study." Even
advanced groomers are catching on
and using home study media published
by award-winning groomers and school
owners. It's time for every groomer
to recognize the value of "home
study allows users to learn in the
comfort of their homes or
businesses, and to set the pace for
their instruction, albeit with a
personal on-site instructor. Home
study media can be read and viewed
over and over again as reinforcement
training. If a groomer needs
brush-up knowledge for an upcoming
grooming assignment, they can refer
to related home study on demand.
What a great advantage!
new and experienced groomers can
become even better groomers with
advanced home study media, and it's
ready now! Whether you are a
beginner or advanced groomer home
study promises to support you with
information you need and further
your reputation as a professional
groomer or stylist.
PetGroomer.com Sponsors Publishing Home Study
All About Dog Grooming Home Study
Package - Since 1994
grooming home study courses have become increasingly
popular over the past several years. The home study
method presents the opportunity for future dog groomers
to learn at their own pace while maintaining their
current employment and family responsibilities. Having
started in 1994, this highly successful program is in
it’s 18th year. The training manual is easy to read and
comprehend. The 8 hour Video/DVD library makes the
hands-on training experience easy to understand and
accomplish. Critiquing of all work is personally done by
the owner, a dog groomer of 35 years. A toll-free number
is provided for friendly, personalized consultations as
desired - day or night. Three different business plans
are presented, teaching how to start, build and maintain
a thriving business. A free marketing package is
available. An optional, quality took kit is also
available for purchase as well as a brand new package
teaching how to build your own mobile dog grooming unit
and business. This worldwide popular dog grooming home
study package makes learning how to groom fun,
affordable and attainable for everyone who is serious
about a future in pet care.
Please visit our
About Mobile Dog Grooming is a training manual that will take you
from the first step of deciding what vehicle to choose, all the way
through the construction of the interior components, plumbing,
electrical and climate control right down to the finishing touches
of lettering your mobile shop. (And business operations too...but
more on that later). What's more, not only will our detailed manual
cover every aspect of construction, but you'll be able to watch us
on DVD as we build a unit right before your eyes. What could be
better than that? Some of you may know us from our successful home
study grooming training package "All About Dog Grooming." We began our first mobile dog grooming
business in 1975. That is 30+ lo-o-o-ng years ago. Back then very few
people had any idea what the heck mobile dog grooming was. We almost
felt like pioneers, leading the way into a new frontier. In short, we have taken the
mystery and guess work out and can honestly say that, without a
doubt, we are definitely authorities on the subject of
self-constructed grooming units. This is
not some small idea-generating booklet. It is a powerful training
package that is sure to impress you and will compel you to move
forward on your way to success. By the time you're finished, you
will be the self-confident business owner you you've always desired
Please visit our
website for more information.
Paragon School of Pet Grooming
Distance Learning Career
Program and Salon Mentoring Program
Paragon Distance Learning Programs, Career Edition & Salon
Mentoring Edition, are the most complete and comprehensive
correspondence courses developed for the pet grooming industry.
It represents the culmination over 30 years of real-world
experience from master stylist Melissa Verplank and her team of
exceptional pet groomers and trainers. The foundation of the
Paragon Distance Learning Programs is the award winning books,
Notes From the Grooming Table and Theory of Five, written by
Melissa Verplank. With almost 500 pages of information and
diagrams, these manuals are organized in an easy-to-understand
format covering all aspects of professional pet grooming in
detail. Notes From the Grooming Table has become the "Bible" of
the pet grooming industry. That’s why successful pet groomers
and stylists use Notes From the Grooming Table combined with its
sister book, Theory of Five to establish successful grooming
techniques in the shortest time possible.
The Distance Learning Career Program: is
designed to fit the needs of highly motivated and confident
individuals who have access to practice pets outside of the
Paragon training center. Focus is on assisting students to
become comfortable with pets, equipment and techniques necessary
to become competent in a professional grooming setting. Students
gather valuable, self-mentoring information that will allow them
to achieve their professional goals with time and practice.
Students concentrate on basic pet grooming of dogs including
brushing, combing, clipping nails, cleaning ears, bathing,
drying techniques, clipper and scissor finishing techniques as
well as proper pattern setting for various breeds. Emphasis is
placed on perfecting grooming skills while concentrating on
proper breed profile, increasing speed, efficiency and
developing maximum grooming potential. It is a comprehensive
instructional package created to help you start a career as a
professional pet groomer. The training focuses on a total of six
text books to give you a systematic education on pet handling,
official AKC breed standard information, canine terminology and
pet grooming techniques. Complementing the text books is the
Paragon Pet Styling DVD Series. Ms. Verplank and the Paragon
Training Team of Certified Master Groomers and contest winning
stylists will clearly show you how to execute the techniques
outlined in Notes From the Grooming Table using a wide variety
of pets in this DVD set. Included with your programs are the
Paragon Workbooks that will guide you step-by step through each
level of training. This 3 part course can be completed in as
little as 6 weeks or you can study at your own pace for up to 18
months for the three part course. The Paragon Pet Grooming
Workbook will systematically guide you through the entire
program at the pace you choose for yourself. Upon successful
completion, you will have the knowledge necessary to begin
grooming pets as a professional pet groomer.
Click here learn more.
The Salon Mentoring Program: is designed
for the busy salon owner. Melissa created this program to give
salon owners a comprehensive system to help train employees
using the best teaching methods and tools. The program is
designed to let you, the salon owner have a highly organized and
logical training system to instruct your employees. This system,
The Paragon Pet Styling System gives you the books, study guides
and DVD’s to quickly teach, test and monitor your employees
progress. More importantly it gives you a complete library of
the best available information today. The mentoring program is
based on all of Melissa’s knowledge and expertise from training
thousands of groomers and competitive stylists.
Click here learn more.
The unique Golden Paws training method was
created by Jacqueline Rauch and Mitzi Parrish, NCMG. The method
has over 40 years of teaching success in their state licensed
schools and Golden Paws Pet Styling Academies nationwide, and
now there is a home study program. Golden Paws Long Distance
Training Program is the most unique, effective and best program
to develop quality styling skills to groom all breeds and client
requests. You may just want to improve your skills with the
Golden Paws Complete Guide to Dog Grooming Book and DVD’s.
Our goal is to help you become a successful pet stylist whether
you wish to work for someone or want to be self-employed. The
program includes a step-by-step instructional book on how to get
the dogs, tests and hours of review of your practical
application of your styling skills on different breeds by an
instructor. You have a choice of submission of pictures, mini
video cassette, or online through Skype. This personal review
and assistance will quickly develop your styling skills.
Golden Paws Complete Guide to Dog Grooming has over 550 pages of
complete step by step instruction with thousands of pictures and
illustrations. This is absolutely the most complete, and easy to
follow grooming instructional book created and 14 hrs of
instructional DVD’s. Upon successful completion you receive a
As an IEAA internationally accredited career distance learning
school, and a government registered career training school in
Canada, JKL has been successfully offering comprehensive
professional groomer training since 1980. Joy Waters, author and
instructor of the JKL program of studies, has now proudly
trained several thousand students from all corners of the world,
including Canada, Australia, Asia, United Kingdom and USA, to
their graduate levels.
Long before videos or the internet came on the scene, Joy was
successfully training professional groomers through home study.
Student alumni, some still earning their living at their trade
for more than two decades now, are a testament to the high
quality of professional training always offered through JKL.
Our intensive academic program, together with its substantial,
self-provided hands on component, has been formulated to train
our students in their own home, at their own pace, to their
professional diploma qualification. As well, if required,
supervised practical instruction by a JKL certified grooming
instructor, can be arranged at a Canada based training center.
The JKL course offers nearly 1000 pages (400 academic hours) of
groomer training instruction, accessible online, on CD-Rom, or
in a printed course manual. It includes many color diagrams,
illustrations and photographs; complete business start up
information, business plan, templates, salon designs, floor
plans; exclusive JKL Glance & Groom Breed Trim Charts,
instructional CDs, plus optional DVDs by industry leader, Jodi
All JKL members enjoy complete pre and post graduate educational
support, exclusive online student/graduate forums, customizable
business templates, promotional and marketing benefits, as well
as over 30 years of experience offering affordable and
accessible career training.
Enroll with JKL today!
Please visit our website.
Jodi Murphy Instructional Grooming & Mobile Grooming DVDs
Murphy is a Master Pet Stylist and National Grooming Consultant
for the Andis Clipper company. She is a multiple Best In Show and
Best All Around competitor and past member of Groom Team USA for
four years finishing in the top four placements on the team.
Jodi was an International medalist winning a gold and bronze
medal in Barcelona, Spain in 2004 and a gold medal in Milan,
Italy in 2007 competing among 13 countries of world renown
groomers. In 2005 and 2006 she was awarded Best American
Not only does Jodi Murphy produce mobile grooming
DVD's but her Instructional Series includes DVD titles to help
every groomer become the best groomer they can be. Here are some
of the available titles and new ones are being added regularly:
Thinning Shears -
Theory & Technique
Cocker Spaniel: Suburban Trim
Dandie Dinmont Expression
Terrier: Pet Trim
Cocker Spaniel: Show Trim
Terrier: Pet Trim
AND MANY MORE!
Jodi has been a successful mobile groomer since 1997. She has
bought and sold multiple vans over the years and established 3
businesses in 3 completely differently areas of the United States.
With her success she quickly became a well-known and respected
speaker in the pet grooming industry and her Mobile Grooming
Success seminars have been presented all over the country. Now you
can own on 2 DVD's all of the same valuable information from her
Mobile Grooming Success seminars. Mobile Grooming Part I covers
the business end and Mobile Grooming Part II covers a day in the
To learn more about this extraordinary opportunity
to learn from one of the top groomers in the US and World,
Groomadog Professional Correspondence Course
Our home study dog grooming correspondence courses are
90% hands-on, and licensed by the SC Commission on
We also operate an on-site resident school.
Don't settle for less! All our home study dog grooming
courses have been written by Kathy Sanders, a National
Certified Master Groomer who founded, owned and operated
one of the largest successful dog grooming schools on
the east coast. She has trained hundreds of people how
to groom dogs and even how to set up their own business.
She also offers an on-campus residential school in
Ridgeway, South Carolina.
We empower people with the knowledge needed to succeed
in their dreams. If you are through dreaming about
grooming then follow me to your aspirations. It’s not a
pipe dream nor a fantasy, it can be a reality. We will
help you SUCCEED in Dog Grooming Certification! Call us
and enroll today 803-920-5629. Please visit our website.
Canine Grooming Secrets DVDs
The keys to success are yours with Canine Grooming
Secrets – the knowledge and skills of two
world-recognized leaders in grooming presented
clearly and concisely on digital video disks. Canine
Grooming Secrets is dedicated to making you a leader
in your community by arming you with the same skills
and the same bodies of knowledge that have brought
them to national and international leadership.
These essentials are yours in a
series of DVDs in which Sue Zecco and Jay Scruggs
demonstrate the grooming techniques you’ll master en
route to professional success. They offer
specialized instruction in the grooming of today’s
most popular breeds: the Poodle, the English
Springer Spaniel, the Shih Tzu, the Bichon Frise,
the Golden Retriever, the Welsh Terrier, the
Yorkshire Terrier and the West Highland Terrier as
well as mixed breeds. And more are on the way.
In a matter of days, you can become
your community’s groomer of choice; the individual
whose services are in demand at almost any cost; the
professional who is no longer asked about price and
whose appointments are scheduled weeks and months in
Would you like to have a grooming
practice in which prospective customers pay to
reserve places on your waiting list? That’s what Sue
and Jay have accomplished in their communities.
That’s what they teach in seminars presented in the
nation’s largest cities. And that information is
yours with Canine Grooming Secrets instructional
What if continuing education was available on your
schedule? What if some of the top pet industry speakers
were available on your command? What if there was a wide
range of topics to choose from?
This is what Pawsitive Educational Training is all
about. We are a collaboration of the best the pet
industry has to offer. We provide both live online and
recorded On Demand webinars.
Our topics include mobile and housecall grooming,
marketing, safety, breed specifics, equipment use and
maintenance, creative grooming, animal behavior,
competition grooming, product choice and uses, cat
grooming, alternatives, and so much more.
We are Mary Oquendo, Alyssa Forss, Daryl Conner, Chris
Sertzel, Ellen Ehrlich, Dawn Omboy, Kim Raisanen, Sherri
Shinsky, Nicole Kallish, Lindsey Dicken, Melissa Jepsen,
Derek Hartmann, Barbara Bird, Debi Hilley, Kristie Perry
Kingsland and Donna Gleason.
The most advanced book in the industry worldwide
is also the most advanced learning experience
for new or advanced grooming business owners. In
5 days with a small workshop group, or in a 2
day one-on-one private seminar, the award
winning Madson Management System is introduced
to you, and your specific needs are taken into
consideration to meet your goals, your business
dream. Profitability is important right from the
start, or to become so now!
Disclaimer Notice: All commentary, views
and opinions expressed by GroomWise Blogs authors, or GroomerTALK
Radio guests, as well as those derived from third party sources
suggested by them do not necessarily represent the views and
opinions of PetGroomer.com by Find A Groomer Inc., its advertisers,
officers, management, employees or associates. Complete terms of
use, privacy notice and disclaimers are available
here. Your use of this web site and other PetGroomer.com is
subject to the terms and conditions described therein. Thank you.